How To Draw Bluey

In this edition of Quickdraw's learn to draw series you will create your very own cartoon Bluey illustration. Drawing Bluey the dog from TV is easier than you think when you have the right art kit and a step by step guide, like the one below. It's suitable for kids aged 6 and above, and a whole lot of fun to try at home or in art class at school. Let's start drawing and colouring!

Art materials needed:

A plain sketchpad to draw on, a sharp pencil to draw with, an eraser to rub out messy lines, a black marker pen to go over pencil lines, and a bunch of colouring pencils or felt tip pens to add a splash of colour!

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    For this step by step drawing you’ll need a pencil, black marker, eraser and coloured pens or pencils: a few shades of blue, and yellow.

    One egg-shaped eye to start with. Then comes a small dimple at the bottom of it.

  • Now, a straight line to connect this eye to his nose. 

    Meanwhile, the second eye rests on top of this line. 

    Most dogs’ noses are triangle-shaped and Bluey’s is no different! 

    OK, down and back across to join up that nose to the dimple, like so. 

  • A flat top of the head and a line down the side creates more of the outline of Bluey’s head. 

    One triangle for an ear, pointing upwards. 

    The second ear now, which is another triangle. Wow, so many triangles so far!

  • We can’t forget those puffy eyebrows just resting above the eyes. 

    Extending those pencil lines to make the shape of a body. 

    And then back up to give Bluey his trademark smile. 

  • In this picture, he will have an arm raised with his hand over his mouth, maybe giggling or laughing about something? 

    Then on the other side, an arm tucked in by his side.

    Hmmm… some quick fixing up of the body shape, don’t worry about being this fussy guys. 

  • OK, lastly in our Bluey drawing we need a pair of crooked legs. And a curly tail. 

    We can have a small gap between each of these three body parts. 

  • Take out your black marker pen and trace over the outside pencil lines you have drawn. 

    Start wherever you like, and once you’re finished doing this you can use your eraser to rub out the pencil lines underneath. Maybe leave about 30 seconds before you do that in case the eraser smudges the black ink lines. 

  • And for the final part… colouring in. 

    Bluey is made up of a darkish yellow on his snout and inside of his ears.  

    And several different shades of blue, obviously. But if you only have one blue colour, it’s fine to use that all over. 

    Congratulations… you have learnt how to draw Bluey, the cartoon dog. 

    If you have enjoyed sketching and colouring in Bluey then you'll be pleased to know that there are many more drawing exercises like this on the Quickdraw website. You can try your hand at sketching a cute puppy, or a bendy sausage dog.